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Margaret Bolt delivering a lamb, Lower Week

Margaret Bolt delivering a lamb, Lower Week Burrington , January 1975 More like this

Reedcombing

Reedcombing Spittle, Chulmleigh, August 1987 More like this

Bridesmaid, Chulmleigh

Bridesmaid, Chulmleigh Chulmleigh Church, July 1989 More like this

Cake stall at the Church Bazaar

Cake stall at the Church Bazaar Torrington, 4 December 1974 More like this

Mothers and children on the beach

Mothers and children on the beach Westward Ho!, May 1975 More like this

Ruined cob barn

Ruined cob barn Bonds near, Chulmleigh, September 1987 More like this

Digging up potatoes

Digging up potatoes Aller Rd, Dolton, August 1974 More like this

Seymour Husbands ploughing with horses

Seymour Husbands ploughing with horses Sandy Park Farm, Charles, June 1975 More like this

Sister Irene Morris judging the Baby...

Sister Irene Morris judging the Baby... Town Hall,..., August 1986 More like this

Cottages, early morning

Cottages, early morning Millhams, Dolton, September 1976 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

Image of James Ravilious
by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

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